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“Flying Miners” land in Australia

ABC TV in Australia has tapped Banijay Group company Screentime Factual to produce a three-hour unscripted series with the working title of The Flying Miners.
October 22, 2013

ABC TV in Australia has tapped Banijay Group company Screentime Factual to produce a three-hour unscripted series with the working title of The Flying Miners. 

The series follows fly-in fly-out miners who work across Australia, as well as the mining executives who keep the industry alive.

Filming has begun on the series, which is produced with the financial assistance of Screen Australia and ScreenWest. International sales will be represented by Banijay International.

“Working on the frontline of the country’s greatest resources boom, The Flying Miners captures ordinary Australians, the faces behind the headlines,” said Stephen Peters, executive producer for Screentime. “We are thrilled to share the unique and untold stories of the people at the epicenter of the mining industry.”

“Reports about the mining boom being over are greatly exaggerated,” added ABC TV commissioning editor Anita Brown. “This will be a powerful documentary series filmed at a seminal point in the industry’s development. Screentime has got some fantastic access, and at the heart of the series will be the characters who drive the industry, from the bottom of the pit to the top of the executive boardroom.”

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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